Have you gone through the reference section in the help docs yet? All tools and functionality are described in detail, I agree that a step-by-step example video tutorial would be best, I've been severely tied up with other projects recently so I don't know when I can get something posted..
The process for making outlines is covered here:
and there are lots of useful shortcut keys referenced here:
The alignment tool is in the reference section, but the basic process is that you select one or more layers, and the last layer selected will be aligned to the others...if there is a shared edge you can specify the angle between them, OR the "Align To All" option will adjust for the tighted fit between all layers..
The keyboard shortcuts are important to know, most of the editing, selecting, rotating, etc. can be done without using the GUI, if you can get the hang of selecting, moving, and rotating pieces with just KB and mouse it's much easier to work with..
The outlining also has several shortcut keys, you may want to goto Reference->KB/Mouse Controls and just print that out (I tend to forget all the keys if I haven't used the app in a while)..
I'll send you a message when a get a step-by-step tutorial posted, I've gotten that request several times so I can put it off for only so long :)